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Bachelor's to Master's Program

The B.A.-B.S./M.A. plan is designed to enable a well-prepared undergraduate economics major to take graduate economics courses and, in most cases, reduce the time necessary to earn the master's degree. An undergraduate economics major with an approved bachelor-to-graduate plan may enroll in graduate courses and, in so doing, satisfy course content requirements of the master's and bachelor's degrees. However, the numerical credits for a dual-use course cannot be counted twice (i.e., cannot satisfy the minimum numerical credit requirements of both degrees). Students typically choose to have the credits count toward the 30-credit minimum for the master's degree. A maximum of 12 credit hours of graduate courses that satisfy requirements for the master's may be taken for dual use. Approved graduate courses may satisfy electives of the bachelor's degree or approved 8000-level courses may be substituted for required undergraduate courses. However, under no circumstances can 6000-level counterparts of 4000-level courses that are required for the bachelor's degree be counted toward master's requirements. See "Combined bachelor's/master's plan" in the Graduate School's Policies and Procedures for more details.

The curricular requirements for the master's component of the B.A.-B.S./M.A. plan are identical to those for the master's degree. A student must earn 30 credit hours in graduate economics or other approved courses, with at least 24 of the 30 credit hours for graded coursework. Students must maintain a 3.0 graduate grade-point ratio. Not more than one-half of the credits from graded courses that the advisory committee requires may be from 6000-level courses.

Please visit the Graduate School website for more information.